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the president of the united states or is it understandable in context as we played it in context? >> you know what, one reason it's so hard to get politicians to answer questions they dissect everything they say. in context this is understandable. i would say west virginia probably safely republican for mitt romney this year considering how things went in that primary. >> and considering how even joe manchin the democratic senator often doesn't vote with the white house on issues. susan, we appreciate that. and in the reagan building in d.c., president obama announced a $3 billion campaign to alleviate hungner africa with the help of 45 business who are going to invest in reforming agriculture at the grassroots level. this is the brainchild of the head of usaid, rajiv shah one of the stars of the administration, as the president mentioned. >> every time i meet him, i realize that i was an underachiever in my 30s. >> joining me now is raj shah. the president embarrassed you in front of the world here in terms of what you have brought to the table, an initiative to try to do nothing short of li
consequence and he'll come to the united states. andrea, i have to also -- >> i just wanted to play a little bit of what hillary clinton said in china this morning and then have you react to it. >> all of our efforts with mr. chen have been guided by his choices and our values. and i'm pleased that today, our ambassador has spoken with him again. our embassy staff and our doctor had a chance to meet with him. and he confirms that he and his family now want to go to the united states so he can pur u his studies. >> are you satisfied because clearly hillary clinton is going to leave for bangladesh then on to india. so this is going to take a couple of days at least for the paperwork. it's going to be the immediate family, not his mother, not the extended family. i understand he's going to be coming to nyu. are you satisfied with the agreement if he able so leave in a matter of days or a short amount of time? >> it's a step in the right direction. i do believe the ball was dropped largely in the begin and this groundswell of support, it was untenable to think he would find a safe place somewher
, to permit highly educated foreign students to stay in the united states. and when you look at the numbers, it's just extraordinary that so many of these foreign students who are the real entrepreneurs of the future are forced to go back to their home countries. >> that's right. in the united states, we have a real challenge right now. we need to strengthen science, technology, engineering, and math education programs and opportunities for americans. but we are educating tens of thousands of non-u.s. nationals who are getting master's and doctoral degrees in these programs. there are tens of thousands of jobs that our most competitive, fastest growing companies can't fill and because of our current immigration laws, we've forced these highly educated folks to go home to the countries from which they came. we won't let them stay here, start jobs or take jobs, so in a bill, a bipartisan bill that senator warner of virginia, senator rubio of florida and i introtduced earlier this week, e make a number of important changes to support small business job growth. one is to create a new class of v
think it's unlikely that mr. clen is going to go back to the united states with secretary clinton. i think that would be something that the chinese would have strong objections to. in terms of the symbol of them fielding to pressure coming from the united states. that's something at this point in time with so much change in china, not only with leadership but on the ground with bo xilai and other corruption, they can't be in a position of showing weakness in the face of the united states. i doubt whether he'll be going back at this time. what might be possible is over the a period of time for the chinese to come to the conclusion that allowing him to travel to the united states and go into permanent exile with his family would be better for them since it would at least deflect attention on his activities which i'm sure he is going to try to continue as long as he's in china. i think at this point not much will happen over the long term they may find it in their interest to allow him to leave. >> at the same time, it really was clear that he initially told them, according to all of th
. >> governor romney has said that he believes the president was born in the united states. he said it repeatedly. he said that he thinks the issue is closed. and that he's focused on jobs and the economy. and you know, democrats put out a web video on this yesterday. they can talk about trump all they want. we're focused on jobs and the economy. >> but trump has just tweeted again. we'll have more on that and the truth about joe biden. jon stewart tries to get the dirt from first lady michelle obama. >> the isn't it hard though to raise a kid around biden? because i would assume that there's a lot of like joe language or like he's like the uncle that comes over, like, oh, you brought them guns. like you know, that kind of thing. like is that. >> no. >> no, he's -- all right. >> no, he's a great vice president. >> all right. >> he's a great friend my kids hang around him. >> they have play dates i guess. good day. i'm andrea mitchell live in washington. in our daily fix, the president placed a call to mitt romney at 11:30 this morning congratulating him on securing the republican no
in the united states, there are clearly some of those people, andrea, but those people were either not going to vote for mitt romney, they're not going to vote for barack obama anyway. i'm not sure trump brings them into the fold in any meaningful way. donald is not the person you want out there as your surrogate among independent voters. >> chris, i want to briefly bring us up to date on texas. test voted. there were some surprises. first of all in the senate appear, there's going to be a runoff now. a very strong showing by the tea party supported ted cruz against the lieutenant governor david dewhurst. then we had the loss of an incumbent in the primary. this is unusual because so far, the track record has been 98% when is not against fellow incumbents because of redistricting. but silvestre reyes lost and this is a former house intelligence chair. he was endorsed by president obama. nancy pelosi favorite who placed him in that will intelligence chair over the more qualified jane harman on the intelligence committee and much more senior jane harman at the time. and also bill clinton campa
thinking about how this is used in campaign rhetoric. i think that the united states should be proud of what we did a year ago. i think that that was a result of incredibly hard work in the republican administration, incredibly hard work culminated in a democratic administration, and i'll just leave it at that. >> incredibly hard work by you and your colleagues. just a word on that, this all occurred during the weekend of your wedding. you were married saturday night and canceled your honeymoon without being explain to your bride why and it all happened the day after your wedding. an eventful weekend. >> it -- it was. i have been lucky enough to celebrate two anniversaries this past weekend. obviously the wedding is a happier anniversary but the death of bin laden brings great satisfaction and i'm happy the entire country can celebrate it. >> thank you for your service. and of course, you can watch "secrets of bin laden's lair" tonight, 10:00 eastern on discovery. rock center with brian williams "inside the situation room" with president obama and the national security team on the on
plot to bring down a u.s. passenger plane. >> the united states engages in a number of operations to go after al qaeda and their militant allies, their terrorist allies, who would try to attack the united states. >> the plot itself indicates that these terrorists keep trying. they keep trying to devise more and more perverse and terrible ways to kill innocent people, and it's a reminder as to why we have to remain vigilant at home and abroad. >> michael leiter knows a lot about being vigilant. he served as director of the national counterterrorism center and is an nbc terror analyst. michael, this last 24 hours sort of trying to go through the sourcing and you've been in the middle of this kind of operation, so you know exactly what's going on. pete williams and a lot of our sources now reporting that the bomber himself, the reason why he's no longer a threat, is he was never a threat because he was a u.s. asset. he brought the bomb out and is now, of course, outside of washington being examined by fbi analysts. but we had actually infiltrated al qaeda. >> well, this is something we've
>> he promised us the same things he's promising the united states. he'll give you the same thing he gave us. nothing. >> sdi almost never got started. mitt romney's private sector leadership team stepped in. >> building a dream with over 6,000 employees today. >> risky business. jpmorgan chase's ceo jamie dimon faces his shareholders after the blunder. >> this should never have happened. i can't justify it. unfortunately, these mistakes were self-inflicted. >> were regulators asleep at the switch? >>> and if it isn't the hacking, it could be the cover up. rebekah brooks and her husband are charged today in the uk scandal. the first criminal charges there. and a high-powered couple replaces by france's new socialist president and the couple's first unmarried first lady. >>> plus, the ladies of "the view" give president obama a pop culture pop quiz. >> what's the controversial sex book that's on millions of women's bedside tables? >> i don't know that. >> good. next? >> i'll ask michelle when i get home. >> good day, i'm andrea mitchell live in washington. in our daily fix today, w
, is it good that there are rich people in the united states? 60% said yes. at least they have the opportunity to be doing those ranks themselves and become rich. >> the whole aspirational thing, it could backfire. susan page, thank you so much. >> thank you, andrea. >>> there will be hearings held to examine what went wrong with jpmorgan's $2 billion mistake. on "the view," president obama talked about the high-risk strategy which was known as wall street's best-known management banks. >> jpmorgan is one of the best managed banks that there is. they still lost $2 billion and counting. since these banks are insured, backed up by taxpayers, we don't want you taking risks where eventually we might end up having to bail you out again. >> senator bob corker joins me now. senator, thank you very much. this is all going to come right in front of you. do you have any problem with the way that the president characterized this? >> no, not at all. i think andrea just in looking at the regulator's responses, this has been a very complex trade. i think all of us wanted to see higher capital standards in o
have a president of the united states who supports the legalization of gay marriage. he's doing an interview with robin roberts at abc, someone he's done many interviews with in the past. the vice president i think forced his hand. but even before the vice president spoke on "meet the press" in favor of gay marriage, the president i think was headed in this direction before the election. there was a lot of speculation he'd wait until after he was re-elected or lost, but i think the people around him all felt that there was going to come a time when he needed to do this. it's where everyone, almost everyone who works for him is, i think, and a lot of people who have observed him over the years think that's where his heart is. and i believe when he does it, although there will be a lot of speculation with political implications, it's just as likely to help him win re-election than hurt him. >> what about, though, north carolina? we've been talking about this and the fact, chris alyssa, that they were looking at virginia, north carolina. in fact, the declining support specifically
time he spoke to the president of the united states. why isn't president obama more edge gauged in trying to reach compromises on the essential budget issues and is there a chance to revive simpson bowls? kent conrad join me from the senate. thanks for joining us. it's pretty extraordinary that the president of the united states and you, as the budget chair and acknowledged expert on all things budget, with everything that you're facing that the country's facing, that you wouldn't be in communication almost constantly, is what going on here? >> you know, i really don't see this as a big deal. i really don't. i'm in contact with his chief of staff, with the head of the office of management and budget, with the vice president, with the deputy chief of staff. i've just never thought it was my place to be calling up the president of the united states when he's got so many consequencele things on his plate when i've got a very easy way to communicate with him, through his econochief of staff used to be head of office management and budge. but there's no senate budget, there has not b
of citizens in the united states, based upon sexual orientation. so, we have a stark choice, whether you are black, white, asian, latino, a very stark choice now. >> the president, though, did leave some wiggle room saying this could be decided by the states. let's take a listen to that. >> i continue to believe that this is an issue that is going to be worked out at the local level because historically this has not been a federal issue. i think it's important to recognize that folks who feel very strongly that marriage should be defined narrowly as between a man and a woman, many of them are not coming at it from a mean-spirited perspective. a bunch of them are friends of mine. >> so he does leave himself wiggle room saying the state should be free to decide by themselves. >> i don't interpret it that way. obviously this is a state issue. my state our legislature approved gay marriage, the governor has now vetoed it. there are state issues here but this is a president who before even this announcement showed tremendous courage in the eroding discrimination on the federal level from not
specifically, conservatives, would be in the majority of the united states senate and the house, and hopefully, that we have a republican in the white house. if we do that, bipartisanship means they have to come our way. to me, the highlight of politics, frankly, is to inflict my opinion on someone else on a microphone or in front of a camera to win them over to my point of view. >> inflict my opinion on someone else. joining me now, former new jersey senator bill bradley, managing director of allen & company and author of "we can all do better," available in stores and online now. senator, so great to see you again. when you left the nate in 1996, it seemed as though you were breaking new ground. you were saying this place doesn't work. how much worse is it today? let me just put it out there. dick lugar, i've known him since he was mayor of indianapolis. we think back to the philippines, to ferdinand marco, the role he took in apartheid, moving the reagan administration in different directions, non-proliferati non-proliferation. now he's being punished, partly for not living in his state or
had an effect in deterring terrorist attacks against the united states since 9/11. are they doing everything we ask them to do perfectly? no. but they're constantly improving. and you'll see more of those improvements being announced in the months ahead. bottom line, i'm convinced that if that bomber from the terrorist from yemen was not an undercover agent but a real terrorist and tried to get on to a plane here in the united states, for instance, with that explosive device on him, he would have been stopped. he never would have made it. that's because we have multilayered defenses. some of which you see, some of which you don't see at airports in our country. thanks to tsa. >> that's what we want to hear. it's got to be some reason why we have senator dianne feinstein and now we learn secretary former secretary henry kissinger both being patted down. got to be some benefit from all of that. thank you very much. >> there is. thank you. have a good day. >> you, too. thanks, senator. and next, my conversation with one of president obama's closest spiritual advisers. what did the pr
outside of washington and only the third held in the united states since the alliance was founded more than a half century ago. president obama today announced that nato is going to hand over lead security responsibilitieses to afghan forces by next summer, a full year before nato is scheduled to withdraw most troops. but the meeting has been marred by tension between the u.s. and pakistan. and violent protests here in the president's hometown. nbc news chief white house correspondent and political director chuck todd and host of the daily rundown". chuck, this has been really a mixed bag. this was supposed to be a victory lap for the president bringing nato to chicago. they don't meet outside of washington. and yet the protests they had to anticipate that but it's been intense. >> secretary pa net at that time announce this had news that the president announced today it was accidental. three months ago when he talked about this idea of the lead. so it really a lot of the air had been taken out of the balloon what nato was going to be. i think there is a little frustration on the part
said they want an apology from the united states for interfering in this and accusing us of somehow intervening and getting him into the embassy. are we going to apologize for protecting chen guang cheng? >> this was an exceptional case. these were extraordinarily circumstances. it's hard to imagine this being repeated. we acted in the context of this extraordinary case with humanitarian gesture to help someone who wases in need who saw the our assistance. we provide provided the assi assistance and now of course, he is has left the embassy and he has worked with the chinese government tough ensure that some commitments that he saw the will be kept. so, i don't know see this as repeating itself. again, i think the result that we have is one that's consistent with what mr. chen was seeking, consistent our values and consistent with the kind of cooperation we've tried to build with beijing. >> and tony, if he decides, if we ascertain in another visit in the hospital with him and we've seen pictures just now of him with our ambassador gary lock and with harold co-from the state departm
those are the sort of things and the value added that the united states can bring. we can make the arab league folks much more effective whan they are trying to do through training and cooperation in a way that i think could bring about regime change. but you have to do it. stop talking, you have to stop wringing your hands. do it and put it in gear and get moving or assad is going to continue to dig in and do the things he's doing which is shelling houla. >> briefly, congressman, is the president doing enough? how would you rate what they are doing so far? >> listen. i've had good conversations with the national security council folks. i just think they are too slow on this. this is something that needed to happen months and months ago and that frustration you hear from john mccain who is just a great national security expert, is arm the rebels, get something going. that's frustration. this is a better option with our arab league partners. they are just slow and not -- they haven't engaged in this and taken it to the seriousness i think folks like me and others would like to see happen
marriage now? >> look, i'm vice president of the united states. the president sets the policy. i'm absolutely comfortable with the fact that men marrying men, women marrying women and heterosexual men and women marrying another are entitled to the same equal rights, all the civil rights and liberties. and quite frankly i don't see much of a distinction i don't understand that. is the president of the united states comfortable as the vice president said, with men marrying men, women marrying men and heterosexual men and women marying it another? >> i'm not going to make news on the president's beliefs on gay marriage today. i am going to say that the vice president was detailing and describing the very policies that he and the president have implemented together to ensure that these same-sex couples do enjoy the same rights and protections as any other couple. one last point when you said gay and lesbian voters are going to the president because they have no place else to go, let's not forget that this is an election and elections are about choices. the big difference here is that
the differences in this campaign is the president of the united states. at the end of the day, it's his job on the line. so he gets to make the calls. my guess is he's involved in this. he gets to make the calls how aggressive he is. this is pretty aggressive. >> let's take a look. >> when you're president, supposed to the head of a private equity firm, then your job is not simply to maximize profits. >> those of us who spent time in the real world know that the problem isn't that the american people aren't productive enough. why is he peddling the same dae ideas that brought our economy on the brink of collapse? the last guy did all this. >> he famously declared that corporations are people. that speech was more like a cow pie of distortion. >> does he risk not being "presidential"? >> yes, you always have that risk when you go out and do what he's doing. at the same time, i tend to think the people paying attention right now in truth are people like you and i. i still think for your average voter, particularly an undecided voter, they're thinking about what they're doing for memorial day
in the united states, 5.9 million of those have 500 employees or fewer, setting aside the partisan rhetoric here, just go ask the people in the 5.9 million businesses who start them, work in them, what does it take to get these businesses going and growing and providing jobs. most of them will tell you they agree with mitt romney's approach, not barack obama or joe biden's approach. they never have been in the private sector. they don't understand it. they don't respect it. they don't know how to get this economy moving again. mitt romney does. >> you said that we in journalism should take your name off the list for vice president. why? you've got a working class background, from the middle of the country, you ran for president. you were a governor. you haven't been as you would put it a bureaucrat since gerald ford was president. why wouldn't you be a good choice for mitt romney? >> well, i'm going to do whatever i can to help mitt romney defeat barack obama because i think the future of the country is at stake and i think mitt romney is going to be a fantastic president for our country. i'll d
believes president obama was born in the united states, the democrats can talk about donald trump all they want, mitt romney's going to talk about jobs and how he can get our economy moving again. that is the romney spokeswoman. what is the benefit here? you've pointed out he's going to have enough money. what does donald trump bring him except remind everybody? is it a dog whistle to all of the haters out there? >> i don't understand, i don't know -- even if it is a dog whistle of some sort, i don't even -- i don't know that that even works. i don't think this election is decided by people on the right who are not sure whether they want to vote for mitt romney. they're going to vote for mitt romney. go back to 2004, i feel like it's very similar. john kerry did not make democrats' hearts go pitter patter. he was not the preferred candidate but they disliked george bush way more than they felt kind of ambivalent about john kerry. kerry did not lose the election because not enough of his base was excited or turns out. it's the same situation. you are courting disaster. i know that mitt
's try to see people for who they really are. you can help create a more united states. the more you know. >>> which political story will make headlines in the next 24 hours? jonathan capehart with the "washington post," what a week. and the week ahead will include these commencement speeches. arnie duncan will give the speech at howard and it was arnie duncan on morning joe here on monday who answered the question honestly, when mark halpern asked him about gay marriage and that set the rest of the ball rolling. we have a lot of speeches coming up. >> as you mentioned, arnie duncan speaking at howard university tomorrow. mitt romney is speaking at liberty university in virginia. michelle obama, the first lady, is speaking in greensboro. condi rice is speaking at southern methodist university and of course, president obama will be giving the commencement address at barnard college alongside the person for freedom to marry. >> and they had a different speaker but it was after the whole gender issue arose that the white house asked him if he could come and speak on women's issues at that wo
, of course, i'd like to also focus on his record. what is it that he's done as the president of the united states over the last four years? has he established the revitalization he promised he would bring to us? did he hold unemployment below 8%? it's been what, 39 months now. that hasn't happened. he promised it would happen by virtue of his stimulus. gasoline prices, home prices, are they happy with the prices? level of foreclosures? do they think someone can do better? this is a president who spends his time blaming other people for the fact that he has been unsuccessful in turning around had economy. i think the reason you're seeing it across the country people saying they'd like to try someone new is because they believe this president, while he may be a nice guy is simply not up to the task of helping guide an economy. >> he doesn't respond directly to the challenges about the job losses, the companies that were put out of business. what many people including of course, the obama commercials claim, are the way private equity does push people out and simply increase profits as they ar
and five biggest banks in the united states are bigger now than they were prefinancial crisis. so if they were too big to fail before, then it's 100%% guaranteed they are too bigger to fail now because they are bigger. and we have only gotten larger and the concentration we talk about the 1% a lot in terms of individual wealth. the concentration of assets and capital at the top of the banking spectrum is now more concentrated at the very top than it was a few years ago. of course, regulators would like to do something about that although the dodd-frank bill, lukas you probably know is what, 2300 pages and counting. the volcker rule which is not even in place yet is a couple hundred pages and counting. i mean, who knows what's going to be in there because the lobbying is pretty hard on the banking side, as well. >> there has been a move to weaken it as each house and senate vote goes on and on. one question i want to ask you, elizabeth warren running for senate in massachusetts said jamie dimon should step down from his position on the new york fed. do you think that will happen in
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